At present, work to neutralize bombs and booby-traps is ongoing. Just a day earlier, the Iraqi forces also liberated most of the Selam area in the east.
According to Sputnik Turkey, the Iraqi Army advanced slowly due to a large civilian presence in the area. For this same reason the government forces did not use any heavy weapons.
During the fierce clashes in Selam area, the jihadists suffered serious losses.
Currently, Daesh is showing resistance in Mosul by using vehicles stuffed with explosives and snipers. In turn, the Iraqi Army has destroyed these vehicles with missiles.
The Iraqi operation to retake Mosul from terrorists has been going on for over a month since October 17. The battle for the city began with 4,000 Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and 30,000 Iraqi soldiers backed by the US-led anti-terror coalition advancing on the city from the east, west and south.
Mosul has been occupied by Daesh since 2014.